Richard Gordon Severson

  • Born: June 9, 1933
  • Died: September 10, 2012
  • Location: Dove Creek, Colorado


42 North Market Street
Cortez, CO 81321
Tel. (970) 565-3468

Tribute & Message From The Family

RICHARD GORDON "DICK" SEVERSON Richard Gordon "Dick" Severson was born on June 9, 1933 in Janesville, Wis. to Gordon and Rosella (Wagner) Severson. He passed away on Monday, September 10, 2012 at his Dove Creek home at the age of 79. Dick was a member of the Dove Creek V.F.W and was a Boy Scout leader. He hiked the John Muir Trail in Yosemite National Park which was 220 miles and took four weeks to complete. Dick enjoyed life and spending time with family and friends. Surviving Dick are his children; Jamie Graham and husband, Richard of Grants Pass, Ore., Chuck Severson of Los Angeles, Calif., Jodie Jaramillo of Flagstaff, Ariz., Catherine Severson of Washington, and Jim Severson of Calif.; his eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; his Colorado friends, Ken Williams and wife, Loraine of Saguache, Colo., and Mike Gallegos and wife, Linda of Firestone, Colo.; and numerous friends from California. Preceding Dick in death are his parents, Gordon and Rosella Severson; and his wife, Patricia Ann (Sperry) Severson. Cremation has taken place with no services planned.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I haven't seen Dick since I was very small. I did talk to him when I visited my Aunt Dell in Monroe, WI. On our evening conversations my aunt and I would talk about Dick and what he had been doing and his trips he would go on with his friend Ken. My prayers are with the family.

Posted by Robin Conti - Lakewood Ranch, FL   September 22, 2012

I am writing this on behalf of my aunt and Dick's, Odell Cahall. She lives in a nursing home in Monroe, Wi and Dick would call her now and then. Dick's father was her brother. Someone called to tell her about Dick but she is not clear on who that person was. I am going to send her this obituary but I am sure that she would appreciate hearing from a member of the family. Her address is P.O. Box 768, Monroe, Wi 53566; ph. 608-328-8022. Our sympathy to all of Dick's family. I never met Dick because of the age difference but heard my mother and my aunt talk about him. I do remember his father. Sincerely, Barbara Benson

Posted by Odell Cahall & Barbara Benson - Spooner, WI   September 21, 2012

I never met Dick as an adult, but my Mother, Evelyn, talked about him all the time so I feel that we were family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Linda Cox Conti - Three Forks, MT - cousin   September 19, 2012